Christmas Treats!

RE-POST!! I am so happy to share 3 of my favorite sweet treats. One from my Mom, one from my Mother-in-law and a cookie recipe from ME! How fun!! Yesterday, Jack and I made the Reindeer Cookies and switched them up a little. The result was fantab!! I replaced the craisins and the raisins
for dried cherries and dried apples. YUM!!!

Reindeer Cookies
3 eggs
1 1/4 c brown sugar
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 jar Nutella (you can use peanut butter)
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 c m&m’s (holiday mix)
1/2 c golden raisins
1/2 c craisins
2 tsp baking soda
4 c oatmeal (quick cooking)
Preheat oven to 350. In a very large bowl combine eggs & sugars then add each ingredient and mix. Bake 8-10 mins. Yummy!!

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
This is the best little addition to any party! My MIL introduced this to me years ago when Hubs and I were first dating. I have taken it so many places for so many different things and everyone always wants the recipe. It is great served with graham crackers.
1~ 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter (don’t substitute, will not work!)
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 c conf. sugar
2 Tb brown sugar
3/4 c mini choc chips
3/4 c chopped pecans
Mix all ing together except pecans, chill overnight so that you can roll into a ball and roll ball in pecans. Delish!

Tina’s Kentucky Pie
This is a recipe my Mother has made every holiday since I can remember. It is so easy!
1~ 9 in pie shell
1/2 c choc chips
1 stick margarine, melted
2 eggs
1 c sugar
1/2 c plain flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c chopped pecans or walnuts
Put chips in bottom of pie shell, mix other ingredients together and pour over chips. Bake at 350 for 30 mins.

Aa is for Apple {Sour Cream Apple Pie}

apple-full This week at Life As Mom the theme of the Recipe Swap is APPLE!! I am so excited, Apple Hill Orchard is picking one of my favorites, The Honey-Crisp and in mid-October The Pink Lady and The Granny Smith! YUM-YUM!!! Another favorite Fall stop for apples is Carrigan Farms, this is the spot I went to as a little girl to pick strawberries, apples, pumpkins and at Christmas time they have the most beautiful Poinsettias. If your in NC I highly suggest you check these places out!!
On to the food!! This is by far my most favorite Apple Pie, it is tart and tangy, this is adapted from The Upper Crust.
1 cup sour cream
1/2 c flour
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
4 to 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored & sliced
1 deep dish shell, pre-baked
1 cup walnut or pecan pieces
1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tb cinnamon
1/3 cup butter pieces, chopped
Blend all ingredients for the filling except apples, until smooth. Add apples and pour in shell. Bake 45 mins at 400. Mix all ingredients for topping and sprinkle on the top and bake 15 mins more.
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xoxo, Mama Bird